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It's about two-and-a-half times as heavy as The Heart of a Blue Whale.
In other words, the weight of The Heart of a Blue Whale is 0.430 times 0.50 tons.
(Balaenoptera musculus) (adult)
(for a 2014 specimen)
The heart of a blue whale weighs about 0.220 tons. These hearts pump an estimated 7,100 L (1,875 gal) of blood through the whale's massive body.
It's about two-and-a-half times as heavy as a Reindeer.
In other words, 0.50 tons is 2.740 times the weight of a Reindeer, and the weight of a Reindeer is 0.3650 times that amount.
(for Rangifer tarandus granti, adult, bull) (a.k.a. Caribou) ()Rangifer tarandus)
An adult, male reindeer weighs between 0.1820 tons. Reindeer undertake a lengthy annual migration, with some herds traveling up to 5,000 km.

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It's about three times as heavy as a Panda Bear.
In other words, the weight of a Panda Bear is 0.330 times 0.50 tons.
(a.k.a. Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca)(Adult, male)
An adult, male Giant Panda weighs up to 0.170 tons. Despite having the digestive system of a carnivore, the panda eats only bamboo and must eat up to 0.0071 tons of it per day to compensate for the limited energy the plant provides.
It's about one-fourth as heavy as a Car.
In other words, 0.50 tons is 0.27460 times the weight of a Car, and the weight of a Car is 3.6420 times that amount.
(for 2009 Ford Taurus; automatic transmission; curb weight)
A 2009 Ford Taurus weighs 1.8210 tons. The first mass-produced car, the Curved Dash Oldsmobile — introduced in 1901 — weighed just 0.42550 tons.
It's about one-fourth as heavy as a Giraffe.
In other words, 0.50 tons is 0.2350 times the weight of a Giraffe, and the weight of a Giraffe is 4.260 times that amount.
(Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) (adult, male, maximum of range)
An adult, male giraffe can weigh up to 2.130 tons. Reaching 5.5 m (18 ft) in height by adulthood, giraffe calves can grow as much as 3 cm (1 in) per day.
It's about one-fifth as heavy as a Rhinoceros.
In other words, 0.50 tons is 0.220 times the weight of a Rhinoceros, and the weight of a Rhinoceros is 4.50 times that amount.
(for Black rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis) (Adult, male)
An adult black rhinoceros weighs between 2.30 tons. Rhinoceros are extremely aggressive — nearly one of every two males will die as a result of fighting with other rhinoceros.
It's about five-and-a-half times as heavy as a Kangaroo.
In other words, the weight of a Kangaroo is 0.190 times 0.50 tons.
(for red kangaroo, Macropus rufus) (adult, male)
An adult, male red kangaroo weighs up to 0.094 tons. Fantastic jumpers, red kangaroos can leap horizontally 9 m (30 ft) and vertically 3 m (9 ft) in a single bound.